John Cox’s Creature Workshop Project Co-ordinator, Julie Anderson,
is twirling with joy! – That’s me!!!!
On the 4th April I’ll will be joining 2,999 other volunteer performers taking part in the Opening Ceremony of the 21st Commonwealth Games, being staged right here on the Gold Coast – my home town.

Born and raised on the Gold Coast, Qld, I’m a very proud Gold Coaster.
A Southport State School athletics age champion & Gold Coast Discus Champion, I’ve danced all her life so I am ecstatic to take part in this once in a lifetime event. As a kid I trained in Ballet and Jazz and at age 13 started competing in Ballroom and Latin dancing holding many State and Australian titles including
Australasian Exhibition Champion with my dance partner Roger Smekel.
21 years as a fitness instructor, choreographing 2 school musicals, and embracing Argentine Tango for the past 7 years, this opportunity to present my home to the world  (through interpretive dance – as they say) is so exciting…

” I haven’t auditioned for anything since I was 28 years old,
and I got the gig!
When the Queen’s Baton enters the stadium don’t blink or you’ll miss me.
No, I’m not carrying it, but look hard & you might spot me flitting about….”
xxx Julie

JCCW is busy doing other fun stuff for the Games too. Can’t say what, but keep your eyes peeled for fun photo ops.

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